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  1. Ladies & Gents I am hoping to order a flag to go on the South Stand Terrace for the Chesterfield game and then be displayed in the ground at every home game. Anyone got details of a reputable flag supplier who could turn it round inside 3 weeks? Once the I have got a delivery date and a cost I will be asking for donations from anyone who would like to contribute. The flag will probably be something along the lines of "James Dean Goal Machine" Deano Deano Deano. No.9 Never Forgotten. I had decided to take a break from the forum, but this news has devastated alot of Tow
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  2. Just come back home but Christ, this is unspeakably sad. RIP Deano, you will always be loved and you will always be a Shay legend. I may have to write more later but I’ll certainly read your tributes on here. May you, your family, your friends and us fans all find peace. Edit: I’ve written this elsewhere but despite the more general context, would like to share some fond memories. George, the PA man at the Shay, would call him James Deano Dean. He was one of the first legends of the reformed Halifax Town. And this week, we lost him from this world. He was 35. I'd say it a
    24 points
  3. What better way to end a playing career than as the winning captain in a play-off final taking your hometown club back into the Football League after a 19 year absence
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  4. Crap tactics, crap line up
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  5. Yes, this is summat that’s repeated in my head for the past 24 hours or so. He was absolutely mint for us, but there was never a sense that we were a transitional club before his big break. One memorable Deano moment was at that Ossett Albion game, when his dad was going around the ground declaring his son was staying with us for another season and some of the crowd started singing, “Deano’s dad’s a legend, nah nah nah nah!” And neither did we have the belief that he was an everyday, utilitarian semi-pro, only a means to the end of returning to Conference football. His three-season stint
    11 points
  6. I'll be sneaking in 10 woodbines and my grandads pipe to get the true skircoat experience, smells et al.
    11 points
  7. I was concerned from the moment I heard him talk on radio leeds, thursday. He actually stated "if we get a point on saturday, it will have been a good week", which suggested to me we were about to fight a rearguard action. This was of course confirmed by his team selection (Allen would have played up front otherwise). We then defend ok for 44 minutes before handing them a goal on a plate, and then refuse to change things round until its too late. We all know our defence can't play for a nil-nil draw, so why even try? Pete Wild is forever referring to us as "little old Halifax", which tell
    11 points
  8. If they play for Town back them, Clarke has received his fair share of stick on here unjustly in my opinion as he has never been better or worse than any other defender. He will probably retire at the end of this season in the meantime he gives 100% in every game he plays, therefore back him.
    11 points
  9. This completely puts saturday in perspective does it matter really. A true legend at our club RIP James
    10 points
  10. He was only 35. I'm devastated. Life is too hard to bear sometimes, even for a true legend. What a player and what a life he had. We need to honour his legacy with a mural or something down the Shay where everyone who saw him play will love and remember him for many decades more. Rest in peace Deano.
    10 points
  11. ...with these tactics since Clarke came back into the team. Week after week we don't look capable of taking the game to the opponents, and we haven't played particularly well for a long time. It's all down to Wild's cautious approach to games, giving far too much respect to every opponent. If he comes out today and says we dominated anything or deserved anything, I fear that not only will he be in danger of losing a lot of popular support from the fans, but also risks losing the support of some players.
    10 points
  12. Only town fans after a 3-0 win at Yeovil can bicker like 10 year old school girls
    10 points
  13. Don't forget the work that made the platform for this scoreline. Super, super Sam! Super, super Sam! Super, super Sam! Super Sammy Johnson!
    10 points
  14. I reckon if we Winfrey of our final six we’ll get there.
    10 points
  15. 9 points
  16. Hopefully this is a success
    9 points
  17. I would also be in favour of a pre-season mini-tournament between us, and all the other clubs in our wider region where he made his mark. Make this an opportunity for togetherness and friendship beyond rivalries and competition.
    9 points
  18. We've literally got nothing to lose . Unless we want to defend our way to mid table . Take the bloody handbrake off !
    9 points
  19. It doesn’t seem right and the longer this goes on the worse it looks. First legend of the ‘new’ club with his name chanted from the terraces! Apart from Jemmo of course when he kissed the badge!
    9 points
  20. I really hope he's found safe and well. I love Deano, he's a bloody hero.
    9 points
  21. The lad battled up front on his own for 60% of yesterdays match, won a penalty & generally made a nuisance of himself, cant ask a lot more. Second spell he had had to contend with several different partners up front along with whatever the personal problem is/was, think we will miss his unpredictability & link up play.
    9 points
  22. SH*T LINE UP SH*T TACTICS! HYDE! 3-0!!!
    9 points
  23. That’s because fans constantly giving him crap before games have even kicked off, for the record Clarke has had plenty of good games not just 1, Alty away comes to mind where he was superb again, and nobody probably denies he has had bad games as well, I saw about 4 comments on the Twitter post on the line up along the lines of “ FFS Clarke is playing” it’s really poor. People are acting like his the next Odelusi, Current Town player, current captain, from Halifax. Support him and the team.
    9 points
  24. Lost count of the number of times the Chesterfield radio comms have said "and Clarke clears it again", every time Chesterfield attack. Keep at them second half, I won't be comfortable until we've got a 3rd to be honest.
    9 points
  25. More than likely its just a ploy for the bigger clubs to cream more of the current EFL money off for themselves. The EPL will probably bend over backwards to keep them and probably let them take a monopoly on TV money or the likes for it to happen. Maybe I’m just getting miserable as I get older, but as a kid I’d watch every second of MOTD, watch every live game possible on TV and could name every single current Prem squad. I don’t think I could name eleven players for any Prem team now with full confidence - such is my interest nowadays. Money has spoilt it.
    9 points
  26. And hope you soon return along with the likes of Chesterfield, Wrexham, Notts Country etc to replace the shite like Salford who have unfortunately taken the place of proper clubs
    9 points
  27. This is so troubling. He is such a lovely fella. I remember when we beat Droyslden in the FA Cup via a characteristic Deano bullet header that put the tie to bed in the last minute. A goal that resounded that the Shaymen were back, in the same place where the old club suffered one of its last humiliating defeats just a couple of years beforehand. We all ran onto the pitch, and I remember going up to him and just staring up at him in sheer adoration and saying 'Are you God?' and him just smiling back and laughing. Just a lovely man and an incredible footballer. I really hope he's saf
    8 points
  28. This kiss arse thinks we did OK based on the fact most thought we would get a tonking. You can't blame team selection on one mistake. Admitted we looked a little short up front & Allen maybe should have taken them on more but to be fair they had two & three men on him, so they thought him a danger. Certainly not downhearted just a little disappointed we didn't get at least the point. Green MOM, never stopped running & battling interspersed with a few nice passes.
    8 points
  29. View from the Back Bedroom (kitchen is being decorated at present) Panic - is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. Panic may occur singularly in individuals or manifest suddenly in large groups as mass panic (closely related to herd behavior). The announced line up saw the welcome return of Keiron Green to midfield but Earing was missing due to a hamstring tweak. The back 3 was shuffled yet a
    8 points
  30. Dont panic ...I wont be ! Really enjoyed watching the Town results this season and delighted to see you guys doing so well. JF did think highly of Earing so it's pleasing to see him delivering. I hope for a successful conclusion to the season for the Shaymen 😉 Hope you and yours are all safe, well and looking forward to getting back to the Shay. All the best , Scot
    8 points
  31. Thankfully Wild is the manager and not some on here. No manager in their right mind would drop their captain after a clean sheet and good defensive performance. Summerfield played his first 20 mins in 3 1/2 months on Saturday, barely got a kick and some want him straight back in Were top of the form table over last 10 games, does it really need changes at the spine of the team?
    8 points
  32. Can we have that discussion at another time? Feel it's in slightly bad taste right now. We don't know what happened to JD and his family has asked us not to speculate.
    7 points
  33. https://fchalifaxtown.com/news/james-dean-tribute/
    7 points
  34. How about we have an annual Deano Day? It could be on the match day closest to the 10th of April, the date when Deano wrote his name into Shaymen folklore with an awe-inspiring performance that sent us on our way to the title. We should use the day to remember the legend of Deano and, while we're at it, to raise funds for his family and for male mental health charities like Andy's Man Club, so that we have places to go where we can take time out from the world and all its problems, let out the pain that we keep bottled up, and have friends or psychologists willing to help us get through o
    7 points
  35. Sam Allardyce has built a career on building crap players into good players by giving them confidence. He's said it himself many times, if you don't have confidence you've lost already. Wild seems to exude whatever the opposite of confidence is. He pays so much attention to the opposition that he doesn't allow himself or his players to play to their strengths. At least he doesn't any longer. People will say that Wild is a the manager and he knows best. But the evidence strongly suggests he doesn't have enough confidence in his team to allow them to play on the front foot and take t
    7 points
  36. I'm not blaming Clarke, rather the change in tactics in order to accommodate him. While he was out of the side we were playing much better, more aggressively, more forcefully, and we looked dangerous for large parts of every game. It's almost like the exact opposite is true since Clarke came back. If the former style doesn't suit him because of his speed or whatever, then he has to be part of plan B, not plan A.
    7 points
  37. Some people seem to think the manager randomly selects players and formations on an ad hoc basis. Truth is, he will have justified them to himself and his management team and could be because of Injuries, Niggles, opposition etc things we don’t necessarily get to know of. Sometimes his decisions bears fruit and others it doesn’t. Unfortunately people seem to jump all over it when it doesn’t. End of the day, over the course of the season (where he should be judged) he’s more than proved his worth but some people can’t accept a loss which by supporting FCHT you might have chosen the wrong club!
    7 points
  38. Take wife to Shay to start your anniversary treat
    7 points
  39. If you read his post and recognised yourself in it, then maybe that proves his point.
    7 points
  40. Even easier to be critical BEFORE the event
    7 points
  41. TBH PW is starting to remind me of so many managers in the past that seems to think too much of the opponents instead of building our team up, I still think we will scrape into the play offs though. He has to go back to positive thinking and play to our strengths.
    7 points
  42. Despite being one nil down, the most annoying thing about that half is the fact that someone decided to squeeze Stockport County's entire name into the little space next to their score, but didn't bother to put Halifax Town in full, or even just Halifax. I can't un-see it now I've noticed it. I'm telling you all this in the hope the curse jumps from me to one of you.
    7 points
  43. Cannot believe any true Englishman would support anything French over English.
    7 points
  44. I think it’s a load of crap all this punching above our weight business I really do. Our budget can’t be that bad we’ve got the biggest squad we’ve ever had, we’ve got a lot of experienced players, we signed arguably one of the best strikers in the league, some claim we have the best centre back in the league with Clarke, some say we have the best keeper in the league with Johnson and we have 2 great midfielders with us in Summerfield & Earing. We aren’t punching above our weight as our best 11 on their day is as good as anyone.
    7 points
  45. One thing baffles me, how does he know what other clubs budgets are? he can only be guessing surely.
    7 points
  46. Both Byrne & Bradbury made more mistakes on the ball than Clarke tonight plus he mixed his passing between short & long with a better completion rate in dreadful conditions.
    7 points
  47. Allen is so frustrating. I've never known a player who consistently makes the wrong decision or fails in making the pass. Maybe not the right time but I would like to see the Huddersfield lad given a chance as an impact sub. Green MOM for me. So much better with him in the team. All the starters had good games and another match winning save from Sam whilst everyone else was shouting for offside.
    7 points
  48. Last time we came from 2-0 down to win was against Salford in 2017, which we also ended up winning 4-2. Worth mentioning that that season ended with us winning the playoffs too...
    7 points
  49. Just witnessed my cardboard cutout walk out of the Skircoat stand and leave for home.That half reminds me of an away match 4/5 years ago at Grimsby.
    7 points
  50. So you don't seem to impressed with our new appointment 😝 TBF after the season we have had we could of appointed a blind monkey and it would be an improvement. Different role to management, more of a stand back role. Not sure I like what you say about his preferred style of play. But basically most Walsall fans just want to put this nightmare season to bed, stay up and hopefully move onwards and upwards. Good luck to you lot, got some happy memories from visits to the Shay, proper good place to go as an away fan and meet fellow lost souls who love their local club and care about football UTS
    7 points
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